Dear AVSC Nordic Parents,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 season!

Our Nordic coaching staff is looking forward to a year full of new adventures and accomplishments.  Please know it is a privilege to be entrusted with the opportunity to coach your child and the rest of the skiers of the Roaring Fork Valley.  We at AVSC are going to do all we can to help your child reach his or her full potential on and off the trails.  We will be focused on instilling a love for skiing and an appreciation of, and adherence to, our core values: commitment, teamwork, and integrity.  Through these, your child can best realize their athletic potential and develop character traits that will serve them throughout their lives.  We want what is best for your child – their health, well-being, and future as an athlete and a person.  You the parents will play a crucial role in your child’s success with AVSC. We can only accomplish our goals if we have your help.  With that in mind, we’ve compiled this parent handbook with everything you need to know about the program.

Everything we do at AVSC is dynamic because we are always trying to learn and improve.  We welcome your feedback about this process at any time.

Happy families are our best advertising. If you know of anyone who may wish to join the team, please be encouraging and have them contact our Nordic Program Director, August Teague at 970-920-5140.

AVSC Nordic Philosophy Statement:

The general philosophy of AVSC Nordic programs is to provide all youth in the Roaring Fork Valley with the opportunity to experience cross country skiing as a fun and competitive sport.  Opportunities will be provided by the availability of need-based scholarships and fostered by a dynamic pipeline of progressive development programs intended to advance athletes of all ages and ability levels.  AVSC Nordic believes that commitment, teamwork, and integrity are an essential part of the competitive sport experience.  All AVSC Nordic coaches, staff, volunteers and athletes are expected to learn and live by a strict code of values emphasizing character, work ethic, healthy competition, leadership, and inclusion. Ultimately, the AVSC Nordic program aims to achieve national and international success by utilizing world class facilities, executing science based training, providing exceptional coaching support, and hosting high quality events.

The AVSC Nordic program’s main focus will always be on the best interest of our student-athletes and fostering a love for cross country skiing. Our goal is to create healthy athletes that always put forth their best attitude and effort, live each day with intention, and strive for personal excellence.

Nordic program success can be measured by athlete participation at all levels, athlete community involvement, alumni community involvement, results, representation at major championship events (Junior Nationals, Scando Cups, and World Juniors), and placement of athletes onto College teams, post-grad teams, and/or the USST.